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What Does An Inverted Yield Curve Mean?

You've probably been hearing some news lately about how the yield curve has gone inverted recently. You man be wondering, "What is an inverted yield curve? And why does that matter to me?" These are two great questions, and important ones too! Check out this really cool video of the history of the treasury yield…
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How was 2018 for you?

If you're like most investors in America, 2018 was not your favorite year when it comes to your investments. After nearly a decade of great returns in the stock market, 2018 really poured some cold water on the party. The S&P 500 index was down -4.38% (if you include reinvested dividends) for the year. That's…
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Tips if you are planning to retire in 2019

Great advice for anyone getting close to retirement, or for someone who is already retired. Figuring out a budget for retirement is really step one. You need to know what's coming in and what will be going out. Then, you want to make sure you have enough guaranteed lifetime income to cover the essential things.…
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Never too young to learn about money!

Barclay the ice dog recently joined the NHL St. Louis Blues team for a "ruff" practice, and had a great time!  As you can see, this young dog is very comfortable on the ice, and having fun learning how to play hockey (sort of!). Similar to Barclay, our kids are never too young to learn…
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Don’t fall for these 3 holiday shopping scams

By Jeanie Ahn - Senior Producer/Reporter, Yahoo Finance 12/7/18 Consumers are expected to bump up their spending to an average of $1,007, totaling $720 billion – which is up 4% from last year, according to projections from the National Retail Federation. But thieves are constantly coming up with creative ways to steal your money and/or your…
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4 ways to avoid charity scams this holiday season

Written by Alyssa Pry, Personal Finance reporter, Yahoo Finance, 12/3/18 After the shopping bender of the holiday weekend comes the sobering Giving Tuesday, a day to donate to charitable causes and give back to others. Last year, Americans donated $300 million to charities globally, and Tuesday starts the “season of giving,” says Michael Thatcher, CEO…
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